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A new cable-tie-based sternal closure device: infectious considerations.

Authors
  • Melly, Ludovic1
  • Gahl, Brigitta
  • Meinke, Ruth
  • Rueter, Florian
  • Matt, Peter
  • Reuthebuch, Oliver
  • Eckstein, Friedrich S
  • Grapow, Martin T R
  • 1 Clinic for Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland. [email protected] , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2013
Volume
17
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivt183
PMID: 23624983
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Our study underlines a neutral effect of the sternal ZipFix™ system in patients regarding sternal infection. Postoperative complications are similar in both sternal closure methods. The cable-tie-based system is fast, easy to use, reliable and safe.

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